[Samba] 2.2.8 Upgrade, joining domain

Tom samba-lists at fleet.ucdavis.edu
Thu Mar 27 19:11:44 GMT 2003

Just posting an experience I had last weekend upgrading a Samba server 
(member server of NT4 domain) from 2.2.5 to 2.2.8...

I noticed that the "join domain" command doesn't seem to work anymore 
using the IP address of the PDC. I used to use the following command:

#smbpasswd -j <DOMAIN> -r <PDC-IP> -U <Domain Admin Username>

With 2.2.8 it wouldn't work until I used this:

#smbpasswd -j <DOMAIN> -r <PDC-NETBIOS-NAME> -U <Domain Admin Username>

Also, I added "-D 4" to the end, which gives a nice smattering of debug 
info. Great stuff if you're having trouble joining a domain.

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